The Chiweenie is a hybrid breed dog–a cross between the Chihuahua and Dachshund dog breeds. Compact, energetic, and loyal, these dogs inherited some of the best traits from both of their parent breeds. Chiweenies go by several names, including Choxie, Weeniehuahua, the German Taco, and the Mexican Hot Dog.

These adorable puppies make great apartment dogs for active urban dwellers, though they are best suited to small or single-person households, and they have a tendency to be yappy. If you want an energetic “firecracker” dog who will keep you on your toes, alert you to any potential dangers, and love you unconditionally, the Chiweenie may be the right dog for you, according to